Obituaries


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Celebration of Life for Lew Watanabe Thursday

Reprinted from SierraMadreWeekly.com – A Celebration of Life for Lew Watanabe will be held at Sierra Madre Elementary School auditorium on Thursday, June 30, at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception at The Japanese Garden…


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In Memory Of Nan Carlton…

Obituary Posted 12/27/15 – Nan Hathaway Carlton passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Dec. 21st. Nan Hathaway was born in Chicago, Illinois to Alice Johnstone Hathaway and Elnathan Maurice Hathaway.  Nan moved to…




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Rest Easy, Captain Morrison

Posted 8/10/15 – It is with great sadness that we must report that Capt. Chris Morrison, Ret. passed away last evening at his home, surrounded by family.  Chris had been battling cancer for some time,…


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Obituary – SMSR Member Jon Zenn Inskeep

Posted 3/1/15 – Jon Zenn Inskeep passed away at the Villa Gardens in Pasadena on February 15, 2015. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he will be intensely missed. He lived, until his last month,…




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Denis Keegan Passes Away, Services Friday 11/14

Posted 11/13/14 – Denis Peter Keegan, son of the late James Joseph Keegan and Virginia Bland Skinner, passed away peacefully Monday November 10th, surrounded by his wife and loving family.  Denis had courageously fought a…


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Ed Clare Passes Away At Home

Posted 9/8/14 – Ed Clare, owner of Ed Clare Electrical, passed away suddenly in his home on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd.  According to the Mountain Views News, initial indications are that he suffered a heart attack….


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Services For SMRFA President Robert Young Announced

Posted 8/10/14  We’ve now received word regarding the scheduling of the Celebration of Life services for Robert Young.  Both of Robert’s families will be having a service.  The Young family will be having a Celebration…


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Update Regarding Bob Young

Posted 7/25/14 – For those who’ve been asking…I spoke to someone close to the family, and it appears that a celebration of Bob Young’s life is being planned, but it is not imminent.  Think weeks, not…


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SMRFA President Robert Young Passes Away

Posted 7/17/14 – From Kay Sappington on the SMRFA Facebook page: “It is with a very heavy heart that I pass on some very upsetting news. Our SMRFA President, Robert Young, died last night or early…


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Former SMPD Chief Bill Betts Passes Away

Press Release posted 2/10/14 – Irvin (Bill) E. Betts passed quietly on January 25, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Bill was born on October 19, 1929 in Bassett, Nebraska, the second of nine children to…